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Joan Larkin

Author's Bio

Joan Larkin’s poetry includes Blue Hanuman (Hanging Loose Press, Spring 2014); Legs Tipped with Small Claws (Argos chapbook, 2012); My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose, 2007); and from previous decades: Cold River, A Long Sound, Housework, and Sor Juana's Love Poems, translated with Jaime Manrique. Editor of several anthologies of poetry and prose, she edited Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time with the late Carl Morse. Grace Hazard Conkling Poet in Residence at Smith College from 2012 to 2015, she has taught at Brooklyn College, Sarah Lawrence, and Drew University, among many other places.

Publications and Prizes

Blue Hanuman (Hanging Loose Press, 2014), My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press, 2007), Cold River (Painted Leaf Press, 1997), Sor Juana's Love Poems (Painted Leaf Press, 1997), A Long Sound (Granite Press, 1986), Housework (Out & Out, 1975)
Love Speaks Its Name (Everyman, 2001), The World in Us (St. Martins Press, 2000), Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (St. Martin's Press, 1988)
5 A.M., American Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Global City Review, Hanging Loose, Margie, New England Review, Poetry International, Provincetown Arts, Washington Square
In 2011, Larkin received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship and the Shelley Memorial Award. Previous honors include fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others

Joan Larkin Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Red Deer by Ann Marie Macari, Divine Nothingness by Gerald Stern, Devil, Dear by Mary Ann McFadden, When I Was a Twin by Michael Klein, Shirt in Heaven by Jean Valentine
Favorite Books:
American Sonnets, by Gerald Stern; Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles; Eva-Mary, by Linda McCarriston; Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death, by Frank X. Gaspar; Eye of the Blackbird, by Mary Ann McFadden; Astoria, by Malena Morling; New and Selected Things Taking Place, May Swenson; Collected Poems, Emily Dickinson (Franklin edition); Complete Poems, Elizabeth Bishop
Favorite Authors:
Dickinson, Hopkins, Blake, Shakespeare, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, Muriel Rukeyser, May Swenson, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Gerald Stern, Jean Valentine, Philip Levine, Edward Field, Adrienne Rich, Judy Grahn. Yusef Komunyakaa, etc.

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